KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak (pix) told the High Court here yesterday that he was not aware of “what was happening” and he was “not stupid” to keep former SRC International under him just to transfer the company money to his personal bank accounts.
“I can’t be so stupid … Come on.
“I was not aware of what happened. I am saying I am not stupid to do something like that,” Najib said while making his defence on charges of misappropriating RM42 million in SRC International Sdn Bhd funds.
“The bank also did not alert me regarding any untoward event in my accounts,” the Pekan MP added.
But lead prosecutor, Datuk V. Sithambaram said there were bank statements which showed the money trails from SRC’s subsidiary Gandingan Menteri Sdn Bhd into Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd (IPSB), an entity established to manage 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s corporate social responsibility programmes, and landing into his (Najib) personal accounts, were delivered to his (Najib) residence in Langgak Duta, according to the Sun Daily report.
However, Najib denied he authorised the money trails to come from the two companies into his accounts.
The prosecutor: I put it to you that you wilfully appoint Nik Faisal as the mandate holder of accounts and SRC CEO to accomplish this transfer of funds.
Najib: I totally disagree because there is no evidence to show that.
The prosecutor: I’m putting it to you sir, that Nik Faisal was your trusted lieutenant whom you planted in SRC to siphon funds from SRC into your accounts.
Najib: I totally disagree.
Najib also disagreed that his letters thanking the Saudi King for the donations were fake, but he said the original copies of the letters are inside the Prime Minister’s Office, not on him.